‘You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free’. How do you know the truth? Arm yourselves with knowledge and understanding. Someone once said ‘if you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance’. Without knowledge and understanding the truth will most likely be elusive. Many times we are misinformed by those in position of power and influence without us knowing so.
We need to inform ourselves enough to know the difference between being misinformed and being informed by those in power. Being informed I mean you are given sufficient knowledge that empowers you to sufficiently understand the world around you in order for you to make informed choices.
With this knowledge, you as an individual will be able to discern the truth and take appropriate action. I have posted a number of articles in this publication and have received overwhelming encouragement to share more. More and more Batswana want to know the truth about their country. I will continue to share as a way of giving back to my fellow citizens. Some will criticise and some will embrace, but, as we begin to engage each other positively we will all learn something from each other and more importantly find ways to help each other.
I stumbled upon a book by some writer, Allen White entitled “The Great Hope’’. I was immediately inspired to write about the great hope I desire for our country and people. The great hope that one day this country will be able to reach its full potential in terms of development. The great hope that one day all our people young and old, rich and poor will be engaged meaningfully in the transformation of their country.
The great hope that one day the rich resources that God has richly bestowed upon this country will be enjoyed fully by all our people. The great hope that one day the leadership will understand that they are servants and not masters of the people. The great hope that one day our leaders will understand that each person has a specific role to play in the development of this country. No one is a mistake! The great hope that our leaders will understand that we are building a foundation for future generations.
As I went through the pages of this book, my attention was drawn to a chapter entitled “Why there is suffering?” Suffering, what suffering, I asked myself? It donned on me that there is indeed suffering; silent suffering endured every day by many of our people. This hidden suffering reminded me of a scientific observation that a frog will suffer silently until it dies if it settles in an open bowl of water that is slowly being heated up.
The poor frog does not realise that the water is heating up and now boiling. It accepts the situation and does not take action until it eventually dies in that situation. The tragedy is that the frog is not aware that it is in a life threatening situation. Many of our people have been made to accept situations similar to that of this frog. They do not have knowledge to understand the grim situations around them and therefore they will not take appropriate action.
Yes, there is suffering! The gross unemployment and under-employment that should have long been eliminated is causing immeasurable suffering. The pain has made some of the unemployed accept the situation as their fate. Many have been removed from the list of the unemployed. We have graduates, educated at a huge cost to nation, who are roaming the streets with nothing meaningful to do. We have interns who are filing and making tea in offices with no prospects for permanent jobs. We have poverty amongst our people which have been allowed to grow unchecked.
We have suffering in many dark corners of this republic; the elderly, the disabled, the sick in hospitals with inadequate health care systems; the children who walk long distances to school and being taught under trees in bad weather with inadequate clothing; the children whose education condemns them to a life without any prospects for advancement and prosperity; teachers and officers with inadequate accommodation, where more than one family share one small house; the starving wages imposed on the majority of employees! The list is long; our people who are subjected to unfair treatment by authorities because ‘ke bo eseng mang’; corruption, nepotism, favouritism in high places. Yes there is suffering.
The people who are subjected to this suffering eventually, like the frog accept the suffering as normal and ‘die’ or resort to some undesirable means to survive or to endure the suffering. Only a coherent, selfless, truthful and caring leadership will bring this suffering under control.
This article is meant for deep introspection for our people especially those within the opposition ranks. I believe God’s plan of hope and prosperity for this nation will be achieved through a united opposition that is God fearing and stands for justice and fair play for all. So it is imperative for them to introspect and build an inclusive, corruption-free formidable force for change.
I now paraphrase and adapt from the chapter entitled ‘why there is suffering’ to buttress my point:
‘Before the entrance of sin in the universe there was peace and joy throughout. Love for God was supreme. Love for one another was impartial. The law of love was the foundation of God’s government. The happiness of all the created beings depended on their acceptance of the principles of justice and righteousness. God took no pleasure in forced allegiance and therefore granted all free will, so that they may render Him voluntary service. Some highly placed son chose to pervert this freedom and sin entered’.
‘Leaving his place in the presence of God, the son went forth to spread discontent amongst the inhabitants of heaven. Mysteriously concealing his real purpose he endeavored to excite dissatisfaction concerning laws that governed heavenly beings, intimating that they were unfair and limiting. He urged them to obey only the dictates of their own will. He claimed he was not aiming for self-exaltation but was seeking to secure liberty for all the inhabitants so that they may attain higher level of existence’.
‘He was not moved from his privileged position in heaven, even when he began presenting false claims before the inhabitants. Again and again he was offered pardon on condition of repentance and submission. At first he did not understand the real selfish nature of his actions, but as his dissatisfaction was proved to be unfounded and convinced that the divine claims were true and just, pride forbade him from acknowledging before all heavens and to repent. He instead, resolved that there was no need for repentance and fully committed himself to continued confrontation with his father’.
‘He intensified his deception to secure the sympathy of the inhabitants. All those who did not agree with him; he accused of indifference to the interests of the heavenly beings. It became his policy to manipulate the inhabitants with defiant and subtle arguments concerning the purpose of his father. By artful perversion he cast doubt upon every statement made by his father. His position gave him power and influence and many were induced to unite with him. He remained stubborn and defiant claiming to be an innocent victim. He was eventually banished from heaven for ever’.
I would like to challenge our opposition parties to look at the above probing story closely and ask themselves these questions. Who is responsible for the perpetuation of suffering in our country, the land of bountiful resources? What should be done now to get our people out of this suffering? I would like the leadership in particular and the members in general to look in the mirror and see if there are not partly or entirely responsible for this suffering.
Have we not deviated from the cause to liberate our people? Have we not allowed ourselves as individuals to be used, misled and made to turn against each other by cunningly undermining one another and claiming undeserved supremacy like the son in the story? Are we honest and not pursuing selfish interests at the expense of our people? How long has this been going on? Are there any irreconcilable differences within the opposition ranks or are there only personal differences and preferences that have taken centre stage? We need to reconcile our artificial differences and become one big force for change. We should not get to a point where some are ‘banished forever’.
We need to collectively get our people to understand the issues around them to avoid being easily manipulated by those self-seeking individuals who want power at any cost. Hitler once said, ‘if you tell lies all the time eventually people will accept these lies as truths’. RB, BTV and Botswana daily newspaper are used as government propaganda machines meant to prevent the real suffering in the country from being revealed.
These government news agencies are micromanaged to report in such a way that makes it appear that the government is caring, does not have adequate resources and uses the available resources prudently to serve its citizens. The president goes around the country at the expense of the nation giving out blankets, radios, houses and soup. Our people need self-sustaining programs not sympathy from the president. We know the country has unmatched resources in the region and these resources are used corruptly by the privileged few. The false picture presented to the unsuspecting public and the international community severely compromises the reality on the ground.
It is therefore important that all those who can see through this musk, must work together to fight the injustices imposed on our people. Working together will have the desired effect of getting more with less! The financial, the manpower and the intellectual capacity will multiply. The reach to our people will be much wider and deeper. The support from local and international interests will multiply.
The ability to remove the musk for the truth and the reality to be seen will be magnified.
The elections are gone and the people have spoken and spoken very clearly. True leaders have heard the people and will honour their voice. Those in the opposition ranks who want to justify a so called ‘multiparty’ democracy are missing the point. Batswana have spoken and want one voice against the ruling party. This one voice is the voice of the government in waiting.
The 801,000 people who did not vote will only vote to support a ‘two’ party democracy. With our small population, it is naive to be divided into small parties. It is even more naive to expect their vote to make any difference in the outcome the election especially with these parties are selling the same election package. Have it ever occurred to you that the multiplicity of parties was meant to allow the ruling party to be kept in power forever? It is the old ‘divide and rule’ dictum that has worked to keep the one party a perpetual winner. These people are saying, ‘swallow your pride, work together and we will support you.’
In closing, only those leaders, blinded by their own desire for top leadership positions will continue to advocate for divisions within the opposition ranks, despite the loud voice coming from the electorate. It is time for the opposition to come together as one, fight as one, speak with one voice for the sole purpose of truly liberating our people from the shackles of the current misguided government and for building a solid foundation for future generations.
The Oil and Gas industry has undergone several significant developments and changes over the last few years. Understanding these developments and trends is crucial towards better appreciating how to navigate the engagement in this space, whether directly in the energy space or in associated value chain roles such as financing.
Here, we explore some of the most notable global events and trends and the potential impact or bearing they have on the local and global market.
Governments and companies around the world have been increasingly focused on transitioning towards renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. This shift is motivated by concerns about climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Africa, including Botswana, is part of these discussions, as we work to collectively ensure a greener and more sustainable future. Indeed, this is now a greater priority the world over. It aligns closely with the increase in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing being observed. ESG investing has become increasingly popular, and many investors are now looking for companies that are focused on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. This trend could have significant implications for the oil and fuel industry, which is often viewed as environmentally unsustainable. Relatedly and equally key are the evolving government policies. Government policies and regulations related to the Oil and Gas industry are likely to continue evolving with discussions including incentives for renewable energy and potentially imposing stricter regulations on emissions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also played a strong role. Over the last two years, the pandemic had a profound impact on the Oil and Gas industry (and fuel generally), leading to a significant drop in demand as travel and economic activity slowed down. As a result, oil prices plummeted, with crude oil prices briefly turning negative in April 2020. Most economies have now vaccinated their populations and are in recovery mode, and with the recovery of the economies, there has been recovery of oil prices; however, the pace and sustainability of recovery continues to be dependent on factors such as emergence of new variants of the virus.
This period, which saw increased digital transformation on the whole, also saw accelerated and increased investment in technology. The Oil and Gas industry is expected to continue investing in new digital technologies to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This also means a necessary understanding and subsequent action to address the impacts from the rise of electric vehicles. The growing popularity of electric vehicles is expected to reduce demand for traditional gasoline-powered cars. This has, in turn, had an impact on the demand for oil.
Last but not least, geopolitical tensions have played a tremendous role. Geopolitical tensions between major oil-producing countries can and has impacted the supply of oil and fuel. Ongoing tensions in the Middle East and between the US and Russia could have an impact on global oil prices further, and we must be mindful of this.
On the home front in Botswana, all these discussions are relevant and the subject of discussion in many corporate and even public sector boardrooms. Stanbic Bank Botswana continues to take a lead in supporting the Oil and Gas industry in its current state and as it evolves and navigates these dynamics. This is through providing financing to support Oil and Gas companies’ operations, including investments in new technologies. The Bank offers risk management services to help oil and gas companies to manage risks associated with price fluctuations, supply chain disruptions and regulatory changes. This includes offering hedging products and providing advice on risk management strategies.
Advisory and support for sustainability initiatives that the industry undertakes is also key to ensuring that, as companies navigate complex market conditions, they are more empowered to make informed business decisions. It is important to work with Oil and Gas companies to develop and implement sustainability strategies, such as reducing emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. This is key to how partners such as Stanbic Bank work to support the sector.
Last but not least, Stanbic Bank stands firmly in support of Botswana’s drive in the development of the sector with the view to attain better fuel security and reduce dependence risk on imported fuel. This is crucial towards ensuring a stronger, stabler market, and a core aspect to how we can play a role in helping drive Botswana’s growth. Continued understanding, learning, and sustainable action are what will help ensure the Oil and Gas sector is supported towards positive, sustainable and impactful growth in a manner that brings social, environmental and economic benefit.
Loago Tshomane is Manager, Client Coverage, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), Stanbic Bank Botswana
So, the conclusion is brands are important. I start by concluding because one hopes this is a foregone conclusion given the furore that erupts over a botched brand. If a fast food chef bungles a food order, there’d be possibly some isolated complaint thrown. However, if the same company’s marketing expert or agency cooks up a tasteless brand there is a country-wide outcry. Why? Perhaps this is because brands affect us more deeply than we care to understand or admit. The fact that the uproar might be equal parts of schadenfreude, black twitter-esque criticism and, disappointment does not take away from the decibel of concern raised.
A good place to start our understanding of a brand is naturally by defining what a brand is. Marty Neumier, the genius who authored The Brand Gap, offers this instructive definition – “A brand is a person’s gut feel about a product or service”. In other words, a brand is not what the company says it is. It is what the people feel it is. It is the sum total of what it means to them. Brands are perceptions. So, brands are defined by individuals not companies. But brands are owned by companies not individuals. Brands are crafted in privacy but consumed publicly. Brands are communal. Granted, you say. But that doesn’t still explain why everybody and their pet dog feel entitled to jump in feet first into a brand slug-fest armed with a hot opinion. True. But consider the following truism.
Brands are living. They act as milestones in our past. They are signposts of our identity. Beacons of our triumphs. Indexes of our consumption. Most importantly, they have invaded our very words and world view. Try going for just 24 hours without mentioning a single brand name. Quite difficult, right? Because they live among us they have become one of us. And we have therefore built ‘brand bonds’ with them. For example, iPhone owners gather here. You love your iPhone. It goes everywhere. You turn to it in moments of joy and when we need a quick mood boost. Notice how that ‘relationship’ started with desire as you longingly gazed upon it in a glossy brochure. That quickly progressed to asking other people what they thought about it. Followed by the zero moment of truth were you committed and voted your approval through a purchase. Does that sound like a romantic relationship timeline. You bet it does. Because it is. When we conduct brand workshops we run the Brand Loyalty ™ exercise wherein we test people’s loyalty to their favourite brand(s). The results are always quite intriguing. Most people are willing to pay a 40% premium over the standard price for ‘their’ brand. They simply won’t easily ‘breakup’ with it. Doing so can cause brand ‘heart ache’. There is strong brand elasticity for loved brands.
Now that we know brands are communal and endeared, then companies armed with this knowledge, must exercise caution and practise reverence when approaching the subject of rebranding. It’s fragile. The question marketers ought to ask themselves before gleefully jumping into the hot rebranding cauldron is – Do we go for an Evolution (partial rebrand) or a Revolution(full rebrand)? An evolution is incremental. It introduces small but significant changes or additions to the existing visual brand. Here, think of the subtle changes you’ve seen in financial or FMCG brands over the decades. Evolution allows you to redirect the brand without alienating its horde of faithful followers. As humans we love the familiar and certain. Change scares us. Especially if we’ve not been privy to the important but probably blinkered ‘strategy sessions’ ongoing behind the scenes. Revolutions are often messy. They are often hard reset about-turns aiming for a total new look and ‘feel’.
Hard rebranding is risky business. History is littered with the agony of brands large and small who felt the heat of public disfavour. In January 2009, PepsiCo rebranded the Tropicana. When the newly designed package hit the shelves, consumers were not having it. The New York Times reports that ‘some of the commenting described the new packaging as ‘ugly’ ‘stupid’. They wanted their old one back that showed a ripe orange with a straw in it. Sales dipped 20%. PepsiCo reverted to the old logo and packaging within a month. In 2006 Mastercard had to backtrack away from it’s new logo after public criticism, as did Leeds United, and the clothing brand Gap. AdAge magazine reports that critics most common sentiment about the Gap logo was that it looked like something a child had created using a clip-art gallery. Botswana is no different. University of Botswana had to retreat into the comfort of the known and accepted heritage strong brand. Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital was badgered with complaints till it ‘adjusted’ its logo.
So if the landscape of rebranding is so treacherous then whey take the risk? Companies need to soberly assess they need for a rebrand. According to the fellows at Ignyte Branding a rebrand is ignited by the following admissions :
Our brand name no longer reflects our company’s vision.
We’re embarrassed to hand out our business cards.
Our competitive advantage is vague or poorly articulated.
Our brand has lost focus and become too complex to understand. Our business model or strategy has changed.
Our business has outgrown its current brand.
We’re undergoing or recently underwent a merger or acquisition. Our business has moved or expanded its geographic reach.
We need to disassociate our brand from a negative image.
We’re struggling to raise our prices and increase our profit margins. We want to expand our influence and connect to new audiences. We’re not attracting top talent for the positions we need to fill. All the above are good reasons to rebrand.
The downside to this debacle is that companies genuinely needing to rebrand might be hesitant or delay it altogether. The silver lining I guess is that marketing often mocked for its charlatans, is briefly transformed from being the Archilles heel into Thanos’ glove in an instant.
So what does a company need to do to safely navigate the rebranding terrain? Companies need to interrogate their brand purpose thoroughly. Not what they think they stand for but what they authentically represent when seen through the lens of their team members. In our Brand Workshop we use a number of tools to tease out the compelling brand truth. This section always draws amusing insights. Unfailingly, the top management (CEO & CFO)always has a vastly different picture of their brand to the rest of their ExCo and middle management, as do they to the customer-facing officer. We have only come across one company that had good internal alignment. Needless to say that brand is doing superbly well.
There is need a for brand strategies to guide the brand. One observes that most brands ‘make a plan’ as they go along. Little or no deliberate position on Brand audit, Customer research, Brand positioning and purpose, Architecture, Messaging, Naming, Tagline, Brand Training and may more. A brand strategy distils why your business exists beyond making money – its ‘why’. It defines what makes your brand what it is, what differentiates it from the competition and how you want your customers to perceive it. Lacking a brand strategy disadvantages the company in that it appears soul-less and lacking in personality. Naturally, people do not like to hang around humans with nothing to say. A brand strategy understands the value proposition. People don’t buy nails for the nails sake. They buy nails to hammer into the wall to hang pictures of their loved ones. People don’t buy make up because of its several hues and shades. Make up is self-expression. Understanding this arms a brand with an iron clad clad strategy on the brand battlefield.
But perhaps you’ve done the important research and strategy work. It’s still possible to bungle the final look and feel. A few years ago one large brand had an extensive strategy done. Hopes were high for a top tier brand reveal. The eventual proposed brand was lack-lustre. I distinctly remember, being tasked as local agency to ‘land’ the brand and we outright refused. We could see this was a disaster of epic proportions begging to happen. The brand consultants were summoned to revise the logo. After a several tweaks and compromises the brand landed. It currently exists as one of the country’s largest brands. Getting the logo and visual look right is important. But how does one know if they are on the right path? Using the simile of a brand being a person – The answer is how do you know your outfit is right? It must serve a function, be the right fit and cut, it must be coordinated and lastly it must say something about you. So it is possible to bath in a luxurious bath gel, apply exotic lotion, be facebeat and still somehow wear a faux pas outfit. Avoid that.
Another suggestion is to do the obvious. Pre-test the logo and its look and feel on a cross section of your existing and prospective audience. There are tools to do this. Their feedback can save you money, time and pain. Additionally one must do another obvious check – use Google Image to verify the visual outcome and plain Google search to verify the name. These are so obvious they are hopefully for gone conclusions. But for the brands that have gone ahead without them, I hope you have not concluded your brand journeys as there is a world of opportunity waiting to be unlocked with the right brand strategy key.
Cliff Mada is Head of ArmourGetOn Brand Consultancy, based in Gaborone and Cape Town.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is the most comprehensive dataset measuring African governance performance through a wide range of 81 indicators under the categories of Security & Rule of law, Participation, Rights & Inclusion, Foundations of Economic Opportunity, and Human Development. It employs scores, expressed out of 100, which quantify a country’s performance for each governance measure and ranks, out of 54, in relation to the 54 African countries.
The 2022 IIAG Overall Governance score is 68.1 and ranks Botswana at number 5 in Africa. In 2019 Botswana was ranked 2nd with an overall score of 73.3. That is a sharp decline. The best-performing countries are Mauritius, Seychelles, Tunisia, and Cabo Verde, in that order. A glance at the categories shows that Botswana is in third place in Africa on the Security and Rule of law; ninth in the Participation, Rights & Inclusion Category – indicating a shrinking participatory environment; eighth for Foundations of Economic Opportunity category; and fifth in the Human Development category.
The 2022 IIAG comes to a sweeping conclusion: Governments are less accountable and transparent in 2021 than at any time over the last ten years; Higher GDP does not necessarily indicate better governance; rule of law has weakened in the last five years; Democratic backsliding in Africa has accelerated since 2018; Major restrictions on freedom of association and assembly since 2012. Botswana is no exception to these conclusions. In fact, a look at the 10-year trend shows a major challenge. While Botswana remains in the top 5 of the best-performing countries in Africa, there are signs of decline, especially in the categories of Human Development and Security & Rule of law.
I start with this picture to show that Botswana is no longer the poster child for democracy, good governance, and commitment to the rule of law that it once was. In fact, to use the term used in the IIAG, Botswana is experiencing a “democratic backsliding.”
The 2021 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) had Botswana at 55/ 100, the lowest ever score recorded by Botswana dethroning Botswana as Africa’s least corrupt country to a distant third place, where it was in 2019 with a CPI of 61/100. (A score closer to zero denotes the worst corrupt and a score closer to 100 indicates the least corrupt country). The concern here is that while other African states are advancing in their transparency and accountability indexes, Botswana is backsliding.
The Transitional National Development Plan lists participatory democracy, the rule of law, transparency, and accountability, as key “deliverables,” if you may call those deliverables. If indeed Botswana is committed to these principles, she must ratify the African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance (ACDEG).
The African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance is the African Union’s principal policy document for advancing democratic governance in African Union member states. The ACDEG embodies the continent’s commitment to a democratic agenda and set the standards upon which countries agreed to be held accountable. The Charter was adopted in 2007 and came into force a decade ago, in 2012.
Article 2 of the Charter details its objectives among others as to a) Promote adherence, by each State Party, to the universal values and principles of democracy and respect for human rights; b) Promote and protect the independence of the judiciary; c) Promote the establishment of the necessary conditions to foster citizen participation, transparency, access to information, freedom of the press and accountability in the management of public affairs; d) Promote gender balance and equality in the governance and development processes.
The Charter emphasizes certain principles through which member states must uphold: Citizen Participation, Accountable Institutions, Respect for Human Rights, Adherence to the principles of the Rule of Law, Respect for the supremacy of the constitution and constitutional order, Entrenchment of democratic Principles, Separation of Powers, Respect for the Judiciary, Independence and impartiality of electoral bodies, best practice in the management of elections. These are among the top issues that Batswana have been calling for, that they be entrenched in the new Constitution.
The ACDEG is a revolutionary document. Article 3 of the ACDEG, sets guidance on the principles that must guide the implementation of the Charter among them: Effective participation of citizens in democratic and development processes and in the governance of public affairs; Promotion of a system of government that is representative; Holding of regular, transparent, free and fair elections; Separation of powers; Promotion of gender equality in public and private institutions and others.
Batswana have been calling for laws that make it mandatory for citizen participation in public affairs, more so, such calls have been amplified in the just-ended “consultative process” into the review of the Constitution of Botswana. Many scholars, academics, and Batswana, in general, have consistently made calls for a constitution that provides for clear separation of powers to prevent concentration of power in one branch, in Botswana’s case, the Executive, and provide for effective checks and balances. Other countries, like Kenya, have laws that promote gender equality in public and private institutions inscribed in their constitutions. The ACDEG could be a useful advocacy tool for the promotion of gender equality.
Perhaps more relevant to Botswana’s situation now is Article 10 of the Charter. Given how the constitutional review process unfolded, the numerous procedural mistakes and omissions, the lack of genuine consultations, the Charter principles could have provided a direction, if Botswana was party to the Charter. “State Parties shall ensure that the process of amendment or revision oftheir constitution reposes on national consensus, obtained, if need be, through referendum,” reads part of Article 10, giving clear clarity, that the Constitution belong to the people.
With the African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance in hand, ratified, and also given the many shortfalls in the current constitution, Batswana can have a tool in hand, not only to hold the government accountable but also a tool for measuring aspirations and shortfalls of our governance institutional framework.
Botswana has not signed, nor has it acceded or ratified the ACDEG. The time to ratify the ACDEG is now. Our Movement, Motheo O Mosha Society, with support from the Democracy Works Foundation and The Charter Project Africa, will run a campaign to promote, popularise and advocate for the ratification of the Charter (#RatifytheCharter Campaign). The initiative is co-founded by the European Union. The Campaign is implemented with the support of our sister organizations: Global Shapers Community – Gaborone Hub, #FamilyMeetingBW, Botswana Center for Public Integrity, Black Roots Organization, Economic Development Forum, Molao-Matters, WoTech Foundation, University of Botswana Political Science Society, Young Minds Africa and Branding Akosua.
Ratifying the Charter would reaffirm Botswana’s commitment to upholding strong democratic values, and respect for constitutionalism, and promote the rule of law and political accountability. Join us in calling the Government of Botswana to #RatifyTheCharter.
*Morena MONGANJA is the Chairperson of Motheo O Mosha society; a grassroots movement advocating for a new Constitution for Botswana. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 77 469 362.